A question we often get from those who are new to vaping or considering it: What exactly is in that liquid that’s being atomized into vapor?
Basically, e-Liquid or e-Juice is typically made of up 2 – 5 ingredients:
VG (Vegetable Glycerin) The Base makes up 80-90% of e-juice and is composed of 100% VG or a mix with PG. VG is actually widely used in all types of food and personal care products like toothpaste.
PG (Propylene glycol) is typically mixed with VG as the base for e-juice. This is a solvent that’s used in all sorts of things. Along with being a solvent, it is known for its use in fog machines. A higher PG mix e-juice will produce thicker clouds of vapor. However PG can dry out your throat and even cause mild allergic reactions in some users. If you have any issues with PG, just ask for and use a 100% VG e-juice
Flavor 10%-20%. Most e-liquids will use food grade flavorings originally intended for baking or candy making. Obviously if it goes into baking, it is fine for e-liquid.
In some e-liquids nicotine is added in varying percentages. This is usually the choice for those who want to quit smoking, Of course there is a huge selection of e-liquids with no nicotine added.
Distilled water is sometimes used to dilute e-liquids if needed.
That’s it. From as little as 2 ingredients (VG and flavor) to as many as 5, and other than nicotine, all used regularly in food products. Compare that to the 4000+ chemicals in a cigarette!
Do you have more questions? Get in touch anytime and I’ll be happy to help out as best I can!